Mville c2 l faculty development presentation spring 2011
Evaluation of Faculty DevelopmentPractice at Johnson and WalesUniversityAlison CarsonJim FrankGillian Greenhill HannumMANHATTANVILLE COLLEGE
Johnson and Wales UniversityFaculty Development Practice “Critical Reflection: A Practitioner’s Approach toEnhancing the Student Learning Experience” Cross-disciplinary faculty development Emphasizes pedagogical learning Introduces the DEAL model of critical reflection(Ash & Clayton, 2004, 2010)
DEAL (Ash & Clayton) D = Describe the experience objectively (who,what, when, why, where) E = Examine the experience using reflectiveprompts by category of learning goal (personalgrowth, civic learning, academic enhancement) AL = Articulate Learning (what was learned,how was it learned, why did it matter, whatshould be done in light of what was learned?)
Thinking analytically… A sense of urgency Build a shared language Acknowledge implicit mental models Think and act systematically Practice what we preach Social construction of knowledge Embed the discussion of assessment withinthe session
Effectiveness of Practice Development of trust and a learning communitythrough discussion– Leads to openness to evaluate implicit mentalmodels Time will tell
Questions in anticipation ofapplication: J&W: “With the integration of a deeper and moreintentional reflection component in the Johnson &Wales Internship programs and internshipprojects/assignments…”– I would be very interested to hear more about this. Was thisdone through faculty committee? Administration? J&W: “We believe that the training workshop offered anoutlet for faculty interested in pursuing reflection moreintentionally”– How do we move beyond those faculty who are alreadyinterested? What role do incentives play in encouraging facultyparticipation in professional development at J&W?
Questions beyond J&W’s practice Building trust: How to do this beyond sharingsuccessful strategies? Angelo views “academic departments as themost promising units of instructional reformand heads of departments as the naturalleaders in transforming departmental cultures.”– How might we harness this potential in ourePortfolio plans?